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DOCTORS

Jayell

master brummie
Dr Burgess was our doctor when we lived in Handsworth. His surgery was on Soho Road opposite the few shops which joined the corner of Villa Road. A lovely man and always willing to come out and see you at home if you couldn't get to the surgery and always had time to talk to you.
 

Morturn

Super Moderator
Staff member
Used to live on the corner of Streetly and Shortheath Road Erdington, and our doctor was Dr Condon, who was in the first house past the Short Heath Shops going down Streetly Rd (65 bus terminus). Buchans the chemist was the last shop on that side
Remember him well, Irish guy; smoked cigars while telling you that you should stop smoking.

No appointment, you just took a seat in the waiting room and took your turn; he had a buzzer button hanging from the ceiling by his desk.

Just him and his wife running the whole lot. He lived well into his eightys.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Park%20Lane%20004.jpgjust found this photo...is this the doctor masseys surgery at park lane that has been mentioned on this thread..

lyn
 

Carolann

Journeyman Brummie
In the 1950`s i lived in Gt Colmore st Edgebaston our doctor was Dr Lorset in Cregoe St i remember as a lovely man as i spent a lot of time at the doctors when i was a child.
When we moved to Aston and lived in Tower Road it was Dr Gittins across Park Lane down another road which i can`t remember.
 

nickcc101

master brummie
We had two Doctors at our surgery in Great Barr, Drs Calderwood and McConnel, the waiting room was always full when Dr McConnel was on duty but usually half empty when Dr Calderwood was on. We all lived in fear of Dr Calderwood as he was the Post Office Doctor and certainly didn't suffer fools gladly.
 

carolina

master brummie
When we lived in Ford Street our Doctors was on the corner of Farm Street and Villa Street. Dr Target and his son, who was also the Aston Villa's Doctors.
 

Crinkmeister

proper brummie kid
Dr deReybekill (not sure if I spelt that right) in Grove Lane was our doctor. I remember the funny green chairs in the waiting room and waiting for the buzzer to go which invited the next victim, I mean patient, to cross the hallway and enter the surgery. He was a nice old chap and came out to see me once when I was off school with measles - except I remember mom getting very embarassed and apologising that I was playing outside in the garden instead of resting indoors. I remember him syringing a blocked ear once with water which must have come direct from the Arctic - he said it was warm!! It made me cry and he drew a picture of a rabbit with big ears to cheer me up! Is there a thread about dentists somewhere?
 

Astonian

gone but not forgotten
HI THERE
Does anybody recal a doctor smith on white head rd aston ;he used to have a big american caddliac pink in fact
parked out side is surgery and he had a steel bars fitted to his surgery door windows
it was oppersite the old white swann pub on the corner of whitehead rd and victoria rd
way back in the late fiftys he started to charge his patients 50 pence per visit but they soon told him where to go and some
Patients changed there doctor emediately he got in to trouble by the NHS and was stopped our aunty edith whom lived in park street next to the vine pub was a patient of his we lived across the rd from his surgery at 47 victoria rd
but every time edith visit us whe calling at the doctors she would pop over and have a cuppa tea with mother
as my mom was her sister inlaw my dads sister and she said guess what we have to pay fifty pence per visit so i think i will be changing she said and so she did
I reckon it was to cover the petrol cost of his yankee car ; best wishes Astonian
 

Steve J

Brummie babby
I was a patient of Dr Smiths in the 1960,s. I seem to recall that his surgury was in the area by the Vine ( we lived in Wainwright St ). I thought he started charging around 1965 and then moved his surgury to Whitehead Rd. We then moved to a doctor who I belive was Polish
 

Astonian

gone but not forgotten
HI Steve
thats correct my aunt lived at number 10 park street ten house from the vine pub
and wainwright street was at the bottom so you would remember dyson hall then
best wishes astonian;
 

Steve J

Brummie babby
We lived six doors down from Dyson Hall. I have book I was given celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dyson Hall. I will find it out and post it on here.
 

castalla

master brummie
My Doctor was Chitnis Coleshill Road Castle Bromwich, back in the 60´s, remember his father, who probally was due to retire late 60´s, his son worked there and was a Police doctor as well, he was a very abrupt Doctor and not a lot of people used to like going to him but on the other hand he was also a very good doctor. His son is also a Doctor same practice. There first Surgery was a 3 bed room house over he road from Hunters Moon, then they moved up to a house facing Clock Garage and i think they have also got one in Castle Bromwich.

I rembember the first surgery (before mobiles) and if the surgery wanted to attract the Doctor when he was passsing (outside surgery hours) tgey used to put a coloured card in the window to ask him to pop in .
 

Astonian

gone but not forgotten
hi steve ;
please do post it on here and incidently i can remember your house as i was at the sunday school in there and also
my brothers and myself was in the boys brigade and the life bouys there and i new the kids on the opersite corner a right tough lot they
was just likealotof the kids and family up wainwright street my cousin from number 10 married ensor [ roger ] in the park street ;
val marsden my cousin along with christine and sheila her sisters and my brother married a bagshaw around the cornerhe still married
to her now lives in tamworth best wishes astonian;;
 

lesr1

master brummie
Dr Simon(corner of Aylesbury Cres & Warren Farm Road) in Kingstanding was my doc when I was born but what I remember most was he scared me half to death when ever I had to go to see him.There must be plenty on the forum who had him as their family doctor as his practice went for nigh on half a century I believe.Any with recollections?
 
S

Stitcher

Guest
Hi,

When I lived in the Stechford area in the 1950's/early 60's,
our doctor was Dr. Segall in Victoria Road. He used to prescribe
Disprin for just about everything! I also remember
Dr Ozimek in Station Road, and Dr Artingstall in Wash Lane.

Kind regards

Dave
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I remember Disprin but have not heard of them for years now.
 

Salguod

New Member
The Villa Doc's

Dr Massey Senior, and his two sons Dr Paul and Dr Michael.

Maybe better known as 'The Villa Doctors'?
Initially practised on the corner of Park Lane Aston......later moving to Church Lane, Handsworth. Pioneering the transition from single handed GP practises to the Family Medical Centres.
Gp's always used to know the 'family members', recognising you by sight and remembering your name........and everything about you!
Are they still alive and retired? I think daughter of Dr Paul is practicing in Northamptonshire
 

Jeannie

master brummie
My Doctor was Chitnis Coleshill Road Castle Bromwich, back in the 60´s, remember his father, who probally was due to retire late 60´s, his son worked there and was a Police doctor as well, he was a very abrupt Doctor and not a lot of people used to like going to him but on the other hand he was also a very good doctor. His son is also a Doctor same practice. There first Surgery was a 3 bed room house over he road from Hunters Moon, then they moved up to a house facing Clock Garage and i think they have also got one in Castle Bromwich.

I rembember the first surgery (before mobiles) and if the surgery wanted to attract the Doctor when he was passsing (outside surgery hours) tgey used to put a coloured card in the window to ask him to pop in .
Same doctor as we had way back to the 1940’s both father and son were great doctors ,thanks for sharing and reminding me
 

Dave89

master brummie
Hi,

Dr Rangwani at Arran Way Medical Centre Smiths Wood in the 70s/80s

My favourite doctor.

Kind regards
Dave
 
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